Bounty of aces in the National League

Originally Published: September 13, 2005
By Sean McAdam | Special to ESPN.com

Never mind that the American League and National League have split the last four World Series, alternating championships between the two. The point can hardly be argued: This season, and the last several as a matter of fact, the AL has been the superior league.

"If you listed the five best teams, on paper," says one baseball executive, "I think the Cardinals are the only team from the National League that cracks that list.'"

Which isn't to suggest that a National League team -- the Cardinals, ...

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